Definition of Lapilli

1. n. pl. Volcanic ashes, consisting of small, angular, stony fragments or particles.



Definition of Lapilli

1. Noun. A sphere shaped droplet of molten lava ejected from a volcanic eruption which falls to earth while still at least partially molten, ranging in size from 2 to 6 millimeters. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Lapilli

1. lapillus [n] - See also: lapillus

Medical Definition of Lapilli

1. Volcanic ashes, consisting of small, angular, stony fragments or particles. Origin: L. Lapillus a little stone, dim. Of lapis stone. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lapilli

lapidator
lapideous
lapides
lapidescence
lapidescences
lapidescent
lapidification
lapidifications
lapidified
lapidifies
lapidify
lapidifying
lapidist
lapidists
lapieite
lapilli (current term)
lapillus
lapin
lapinised
lapinization
lapins
lapis
lapis lazuli
lapises
lapje
lapjes
laplacians
laplike
lapling
laplings

Literary usage of Lapilli

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1. The Eruption of Vesuvius in 1872 by Luigi Palmieri (1873)
"BOMBS, lapilli AND ASHES. THE bombs ejected from the craters are like those ... With the lapilli, and sometimes without them, the smoke carried a very ..."

2. Saturated Steam the Motive Power in Volcanoes and Earthquakes: Great by Richard Atkinson Peacock (1882)
"Approximate calculations—to propel the lapilli TORS. geographical miles ... Approximate Calculation of the Weight of the lapilli " the Size of Nuts. ..."

3. Igneous Rocks: Composition, Texture and Classification, Description and by Joseph Paxson Iddings (1909)
"... sometimes are breccia; also as lapilli and bombs. Intrusive rocks assume the form of dikes, sheets or sills, laccoliths, and of other bodies. ..."

4. The Ancient Volcanoes of Great Britain by Archibald Geikie (1897)
"... and full of small lapilli of minutely vesicular diabase. The larger stones consist, for the most part, of various vesicular dolerites or diabases, ..."

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